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Honda Snowblower Hydrostatic Transmission problem


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11-22-08, 05:11 PM   #1  
Honda Snowblower Hydrostatic Transmission problem

I have a HS828 and it wont go forward or in reverse. The wheels and axle also always spin freely even if I flip the transmission engaged switch or put the lever in forward or reverse. Is there anything else that I may be missing? Like a am axle shear pin or dowel of some sort? There is Hydralic fluid in the canister. It has to be something with the axle because it should not always be moving freely. Thanks

 
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11-24-08, 12:24 AM   #2  
I don't know anything about snowblowers, but do the axles turn when rolling the unit or when trying to get it to go? If the wheels are turning when you roll it, but the axles aren't then there is a pin or key missing/broken.


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11-24-08, 08:48 AM   #3  
Honda Hydrostatic wont move

THe wheels and the axle move freely however the drive gears do not. Wont go forward or in reverse.

 
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11-24-08, 10:05 AM   #4  
Honda Hydrostatic wont move

This is what I just discovered. There is a pin(dowel) that engages the larger drive gear. This is broken however Honda says I need to purchase the whole shaft. WHAT A WASTE OF MONEY! I read somewhere that someone replaced this dowel.
Here is a picture of the assembly. Does anyone know if this dowel can be hammered out and a generic pin put in instead of replacing the whole shaft?


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11-24-08, 10:20 PM   #5  
I don't get a picture with that link...

Is it a roll pin?


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11-25-08, 11:34 AM   #6  
Honda Hydrostatic wont move

The pin is part of the shaft, I was thinking of drilling out the broken pin and inserting a roll pin of some sort and using some JB epoxy etc to get it to stay. Any thoughts or am I asking for trouble down the line?

 
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11-26-08, 12:28 AM   #7  
I don't know...

I don't know what the pin looks like or if the application warrants it. If it's a solid pin, then it may be a shear pin and you might be better off using solid cold roll to fashion a new pin. Either way, I don't think I would use JB weld or anything. Just drill the hole to the appropriate size so that the pin can be driven in snugly and won't come out.


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